Ministry of Foreign Affairs convenes regular meeting

The spokesperson for Vietnam's Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang has affirmed that there's no information that any Vietnamese nationals were affected by bomb attacks either in the UK or in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Ms Hang was speaking at the regular meeting of the Foreign Ministry on Thursday: "We have been updated on the bomb attack in Manchester in the UK and there is no information that any Vietnamese nationals were affected. Concerning the latest incidents in Jakarta, Indonesia and in the Philippines, according to Vietnam's representative offices there, there's no information about losses of Vietnamese. As an agency for citizen protection, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has instructed Vietnam's representative offices in the above mentioned localities to remain updated with the situation and inform the Ministry of the latest developments.

Concerning the trial of Doan Thi Huong on May 30th, Ms Hang said representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia and the lawyer of Doan Thi Huong visited the Citizen Consular to gather more arguments for the trial. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will work closely with relevant agencies in Vietnam, the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia, and lawyers to protect the interests of Doan Thi Huong in the coming trial.

Regarding Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc's upcoming visit to the US, Ms Hang said during the visit, leaders of the two countries will discuss ways to strengthen comprehensive Vietnam-US relations in the near future, especially in politics, diplomacy, economics, trade, education, and addressing war aftermaths. They will also discuss issues of mutual concern for peace, stability, cooperation, and development in the region and across the world.

Source: VOV5